‘Bad Fire’: A new, hallucinatory memoir

From the book description:

“A brief, galloping memoir of mental illness, containing unflinching observations and unorthodox positions on Judaism, atheism, gender, weight loss, madness, and butterflies. With color illustrations by the author.”


After these events concluded in my life, I spent seven months writing this thirty-page memoir. Every word has been scrubbed over and over. If these topics interest you, and if you want a short, emotionally intense, true story, then grab a copy of Bad Fire.

This is what I have to offer at this time. Thanks for your support.

eBook and Paperback

The written text has only ever been available through Amazon’s print-on-demand and Kindle services. For now, that it where it shall remain, though I am (in theory) interested in making it available through other printers/distributors, especially if readers are (in actuality) interested in reading it by other means.


You can listen to the entire memoir for free online. Bad Fire by Tucker Lieberman. Read by the author. (1 hour, 1 minute; MP3, 90 MB)
Intro/outro music by Tyops (Creative Commons attribution license).

This audio was featured on Wombwell Rainbow.


Since publishing Bad Fire, I continue to learn and share more.

  1. “What can we make of the death of Aaron’s sons?”, published 7 March 2019 on JewishBoston.com, in which I discuss the Biblical background of some of the imagery in Bad Fire. 
  2. “The Suicide of Nadav and Abihu,” published in the Passover/Spring 2019 issue of Shalom Magazine, in which I reach a conclusion on that same question. (Turn to page 40 in the Issuu reader below.)
  3. I was interviewed by Maribel Garcia for Book Club Babble. (Posted 2 May 2019.)
  4. “Crisis: A Playlist” is my guest blog for Anne Davis’ Running In Shadows. (27 May 2020.)

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